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Saseka Tented Camp, Accommodation in Kruger National Park

Find 9 glorious luxury canvas chalets at the quaint Saseka Tented Camp on the beautiful Monwana River, part of fabulous Thornybush Game Lodge, boasting huge decks, plunge pools and river views. 

This brand-new addition to the Thornybush portfolio of game lodges offers an exceptional luxury safari experience under canvas, breaking the tradition of what is expected in the design of a safari lodge. It’s unique, contemporary and still inviting.  Come to see it, enjoy two Big 5 game drives daily and the convenience of an all-inclusive safari deal.

Saseka Tented Camp is so well designed that every tented suite faces its own piece of wilderness paradise and is a container for opulent fittings. Sustainable tourism and building ethics permeate this incredible new lodge with the use of stone, wood, thatch, glass, botanical themes and quality natural materials.  Saseka is the Tsonga word for “beautiful” which makes sense in this Thornybush setting.

Honeymoon couples will feel special and glamourous at this tented lodge and families will revel in the magnificent space of the Leadwood Villa featuring awesome swimming pool, large sun deck, open plan lounge and dining area flowing to the pool, and private game drive vehicle with ranger and tracker.

We recommend this camp for a superb escape into a wilderness setting – it is posh, it is chic, it is elegant. I mean, where else do you get a sofa in your tent, a bath, a friendly butler at your disposal and a very comfortable bed, your own mini bar as well as Wi-Fi and personal plunge pool?

Fantastic guest areas offer magical views across the dry river bed, loved by various animals – elephant, buffalo, impala, baboons and others. Wake up early for the dawn game drive and appreciate hot water bottles and soft blankets for the jeep. Game rangers are like walking encyclopaedias and take guests into the special places where they know certain animals like to feed and hide. Look out for African wild dogs hunting in packs, elephants chewing trees, white rhinos grazing, giraffes stretching, zebra herds socialising, impala, buffalo and leopards prowling. Nothing is too much trouble. 

What an awe-inspiring experience is Saseka.  Such unique, mind-blowing décor, every item of furniture is beautiful and so interesting, hand-picked to suit the architecture – a new addition to the safari lodges in the Thornybush Game Reserve. The eclectic rooms feel warm and modern, their space, their decks, their private plunge pools unlike any other game lodge in this region. 

This unusual, tented camp is a celebration of nature – furnishings mimic nature’s palette with the greens, mauves, golds and rusts, browns and beiges, creams and pinks. Wood, metal, reeds, grass, cotton, rocks, stones – modern fittings and unusual furniture all contribute to the statement that this luxury tented camp is unique.

Your private butler is always on hand and food is abundant – every meal is superb, created lovingly by talented chefs who really understand what international guests need.  What’s more, daily game viewing is fantastic. Imagine being surrounded by a pack of African wild dog on a hunt? Imagine seeing hyenas chasing lions from a fresh kill? 

Guests at Saseka luxury tented camp get to see prides of lions with cubs, leopards and plenty of the other Big 5 on superb and thrilling game drives. Elephants and their young often came to feed right outside the dining area – see every wrinkle, hear every tummy rumble, see their majesty up close. Massages in the spa complete the picture of sheer luxury and decadence that every safari lover needs to experience.  

Yes, from the moment guests check in, they enter a place of luxuries, from lounge to tented villa, from deck to boma. The safari experience at Saseka Luxury tented Camp in the Greater Kruger is unlike any other, modern, warm, lavish and yet comfy. Game drives are of an exceptional standard and the vacation you choose in the bush is so magical that when it is all over, you immediately book another one for next year. 



If you thought you knew everything about safari camps, think again, they are evolving every minute and the latest addition to the Thornybush Private Game Reserve selection is unique in its modern approach to exclusivity. This is the brand new Saseka tented camp, blending into the natural surrounds and making a huge statement of presence too. 

Welcome to a high-tech, cutting-edge design, based on stone, rock, glass, wood, thatch and natural materials where art adds splashes of colour and designer fittings ensure exclusivity. Pinch yourself when you enter the tents – only 8 lavish tented suites made for grandeur with their huge beds, baths, seating areas, private decks and plunge pools, outside showers and more. Aircon, mini bars, tea and coffee facilities and such quality linens you want to sleep forever.

Situated in the thick of Big 5 Kruger National Park country, Thornybush Private Game Reserve is a haven for wildlife and tranquil landscapes, wild and free. The lodge itself is perfectly placed on the Monwana river bed and attracts all kinds of animals to its vicinity – especially the elephants which are curious about the plunge pools and bring calves close to drink. 

Feel the beauty of the wilderness and appreciate the game drives you experience every day – dawn coffee outings to see the animals wake up and start to hunt and feed. Sundowner drives to see the nocturnal creatures start to appear such as owls, bats, predator cats, jackals, hyenas and bush babies, anteaters and more.

Enjoy relaxing under huge old bushveld trees during the days. The tiered deck promotes sunbathing and dipping in and out of the infinity pool. Meet like-minded guests here with a drink before lunch or dinner or retire to your very private tented suite for some rest and relaxation. Serene rolling views of the river encourage meditation and calm. 

Families can book Leadwood Villa for a group bonding safari vacation – boasting a lovely central lounge and dining area, shared deck and pool, as well as a private safari vehicle. Kids will simply adore their game ranger and tracker who will introduce them to the worlds biggest classroom, the South African wilderness in Kruger!

So, come and choose one of 9 luxury safari tents in the magical and opulent space of brand new Saseka Luxury Tented Safari Camp – huge decks, plunge pools and river views, overlooking the Monwana river bed in Thornybush private nature reserve near Kruger National Park. Big 5 game drives, all-inclusive safari deals. 


  • Saseka means ‘beautiful’ in the local Tsonga language and all guests revel in the tented camp’s unusual beauty promising utter freedom
  • Ony 8 luxury tented safari suites with huge glass windows and doors, enormous beds, baths and decks with splendid plunge pools
  • 2 game drives every day and a thrilling bush walk to stretch those legs and see animals up close, the tiny insects and birds
  • Visit the Thornybush community project to see how your contribution to ecotourism assists conservation and involves wildlife, people and sustainable living.
From $637



  • Game drives 
  • Guided bush walks
  • Spa
  • Birdwatching 
  • Thornybush community project


  • Accommodation
  • All meals and snacks
  • All local drinks (soft drinks, house wine, selection of local beers, local spirits)
  • Morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced guides and tracker
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Laundry

a woman going on a guided safari walk throught the bush


  • Air Conditioning, fans
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Bath
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access 
  • Laundry Service 
  • Lounge Area
  • Mini Bar
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Outside Shower
  • Plunge Pool
  • Shower
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Veranda
  • Bar
  • Spa

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